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  • New attack on Obamacare would make insurance costlier

    New attack on Obamacare would make insurance costlier
    House Republicans continued their crusade to dismantle Obamacare on Wednesday, but an announcement from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should have stopped them in their tracks. The fact that it didn't shows that Republican lawmakers are so determined to...
  • Girl power! The royal baby and history's what-ifs

    Girl power! The royal baby and history's what-ifs
    It was late October 2011, and their royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were still in honeymoon mode when Britain and its Commonwealth agreed that the first baby Cambridge, boy or girl, would become the future monarch. This is a bigger...
  • Will WikiLeaks movie 'The Fifth Estate' turn Assange into a hero?

    Will WikiLeaks movie 'The Fifth Estate' turn Assange into a hero?
    The new trailer for DreamWorks' "The Fifth Estate" takes us to the heart of the WikiLeaks debate. When Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) leaked a video of a U.S. military helicopter firing on unarmed civilians in Baghdad, was he arming the...
  • Rolling Stone nails it with its Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover

    Rolling Stone nails it with its Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover
    Apparently, things are worse than we thought: We have run out of rock ’n’ roll musicians. How else to explain the latest cover of Rolling Stone, which features not the Rolling Stones -- or even Captain Hook -- but accused Boston Marathon...
  • Best financial advice for McDonald's employees: Leave

    Best financial advice for McDonald's employees: Leave
    How can a person live on just McDonald’s? The pay for employees, that is, not the food itself. As it happens, neither possibility is very attractive. In an effort to help its low-wage employees manage to stay afloat financially, the golden...
  • McDonald's offers budget tool for workers -- who may need a second job

    McDonald's offers budget tool for workers -- who may need a second job
    McDonald's has launched a website devoted to financial advice and tips for its employees called Practical Money Skills for Life, and in the process possibly signaled the fast-food giant isn't paying employees a decent wage.  The site is intended to make...
  • A Shot in the Arm

    A Shot in the Arm
    In June, Goldman Sachs announced the 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative, which will give small business owners in the Los Angeles area a shot in the arm educationally and financially. The program will provide underserved small business owners access to...
  • Figuring out best plan to save for college

    Figuring out best plan to save for college
    Dear Liz: My husband and I have been putting 5% and 6%, respectively, into our 401(k) accounts to get our full company matches. We're also maxing out our Roth IRAs. The CPA who does our taxes recommended that we put more money into our 401(k)s even if...
  • How does tenure affect financial planning?

    How does tenure affect financial planning?
    Dear Liz: My spouse has tenure at a university. Given that one of us will always be employed, should we change the way we look at the amount of money we keep in an emergency fund or our risk tolerance for investments? Answer: Even tenured professors can...
  • Brick and mortar bookstores report good quarter. Wait, what?

    Brick and mortar bookstores report good quarter. Wait, what?
    Believe it or not, something good has happened to brick-and-mortar bookstores. In the first quarter of 2013, more book buyers walked in their doors -- a lot more. Retail watcher Placed Insights found brick-and-mortar booksellers saw a 27% increase in...
  • Baby boomers should be checking, tweaking investments once a year

    Baby boomers should be checking, tweaking investments once a year
    Baby boomers should be reviewing their retirement portfolios once a year and tweaking or re-balancing them, if necessary, says Delia Fernandez, a fee-only certified financial planner. Fernandez is the founder of Fernandez Financial Advisory in Los...